Title I

Michele Stansbury, Coordinator

Office of Title I

In Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), the Office of Title I is part of the Department of Academic Services, which is a branch of the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. The Office of Title I manages the Title I, Part A grant, 1003a Focus School Grant, and 1003a Priority School grant. The office’s responsibilities include the coordination of evidence-based Title I programs and guidance on the allowable and effective use of Title I funds. 

The office is charged with implementing Title I, Part A under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and serves as the bridge to connect evidence-based programs with systematic school improvement initiatives. School improvement initiatives are outlined in the BCPS School Progress Plan for each Title I school. School Progress Plans ensure various data points are used to strategically identify effective evidence-based best practices and resources to increase student performance and close the achievement gap. 

The goal of the Office of Title I is to provide customized support to identified Title I schools for the purpose of implementing and monitoring the Title I, Part A requirements identified in ESSA.  We accomplish this by providing technical assistance to support the following objectives:

  • Instructional programs, school improvement, and student achievement;
  • Parent, family, and community engagement; and
  • Program administration and fiscal compliance.

Title I Programs

There are two types of Title I, Part A program models, schoolwide and targeted assistance. During the 2017-2018 school year, there are 56 BCPS schoolwide Title I schools and 7 BCPS targeted assistance Title I schools. 

A schoolwide program focuses on comprehensive reform strategies designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school. The primary goal of a schoolwide program is to ensure all students, particularly those who are not meeting state academic standards, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on the state academic assessments.

A targeted assistance program provides services to a select group of students in need of reading and/or mathematics support to meet state academic standards. Newly identified Title I schools implement a targeted assistance program for at least two years. During year two of a targeted assistance program, schools begin the schoolwide planning process to transition to a schoolwide Title I program.

BCPS Title I Central Programs

  • Private School Support

Title I tutoring services are provided in reading and mathematics for students attending participating Baltimore County private schools, residing in a Title I school attendance area and in need of academic support.  Consultation between private school officials and the BCPS Title I office occurs on a regular basis to implement the most effective program. Program effectiveness is determined annually using the results of students’ performance on mathematics and reading assessments.

  • Neglected and Delinquent Programs

The Office of Title I provides funds to The Mann Residential School, Children’s Home, Board of Child Care, and Villa Maria. These institutions use Title I funds for programs and resources that support displaced resident students.

  • Homeless

Title I funds are used to support programs for BCPS-enrolled homeless students.  Also, McKinney Vento funds support the Homeless Program in BCPS.

  • Aliza Brandwine Center (ABC)

The Office of Title I provides funds to ABC program.  ABC is a school-based family involvement program for parents/caregivers and their young children, birth to four years of age.  For more information, please visit Early Childhood.

Office of Title I Staff
The Jefferson Building
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
4th floor
Towson, Maryland 21204

Michele Stansbury                                      Yvette Richardson                             
Coordinator                                                 Administrative Secretary II
443-809-3487                                              443-809-3487                       
Performance Director
Linda Marchineck

Title I Supervisors

Kristin Anelli, Supervisor
Gwendolyn Mays, Supervisor

J. Patrick Byrne, Program Specialist
Ed Cornish, Program Specialist
Dr. Evelyn Tolliver, Program Specialist
Marcy Hotchkiss, Program Specialist
Allison Goldbloom, Program Specialist
Laurie Rijo Delarosa, Homeless Education and Institution Programs Specialist
Melissa Forster, Homeless Education and Institution Programs Specialist
Teresa Brady, Program Specialist

Fiscal Team
Tracey Alston, Accountant I
Ganiyat Bennett, Accountant I
Ernestine Jones, Accountant I

Program Manager
D’Nai Gittings, Private School Program Facilitator

Office Clerk
Christine Roman, Office Clerk